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Potential hostage situation

A potential hostage situation

Voyager bridge crew held hostage

The bridge crew held hostage

A hostage was a person who was held captive as leverage.

Two Romulan officers were held as exchange hostages aboard the USS Enterprise when Captain Kirk and Spock were beamed over to Sub-Commander Tal's flagship. (TOS: "The Enterprise Incident")

The Troglyte Vanna was able to take Captain James T. Kirk hostage for a short time and acquired his Starfleet type 2 phaser. (TOS: "The Cloud Minders")

When the USS Enterprise received no word from Captain Christopher Pike after he was beamed aboard the Narada, acting captain Spock classified him as hostage of the war criminal Nero. (Star Trek)

In 2269, the Shore Leave Planet's computer took Nyota Uhura hostage to force the "sky machine" that was her master to remain. It subsequently decided to "turn off" the landing party that was coming to rescue her, saying it had no need for more hostages. (TAS: "Once Upon a Planet")

Later, Harry Mudd briefly took Christine Chapel as a hostage to escape the Enterprise. (TAS: "Mudd's Passion")

Also that year, Chuft-Captain took Nyota Uhura hostage in exchange for the Slaver weapon. (TAS: "The Slaver Weapon")

When the two Klingons Korris and Konmel met a mother and her daughter in a corridor during a tour led by Worf, security chief Natasha Yar reported a possible hostage situation when one of the Klingons raised the girl. It was equalized when the girl was handed to Worf who gave her back to the mother. (TNG: "Heart of Glory")

The Ornaran T'Jon shortly took Commander William T. Riker as hostage by using his natural electricity. (TNG: "Symbiosis")

In 2367, in the panic surrounding the supposed return of Ardra to the planet Ventax II, members of a Federation observation team were kidnapped as hostages. When a con artist posing as Ardra learned of this, she ordered their immediate release, stating to Captain Jean-Luc Picard that they need not "cloud this with bit players." Acost Jared, a Ventaxian leader in awe of her, stated that her order would be carried out immediately. (TNG: "Devil's Due")

In 2368, the spirits of Ux-Mal criminals took over the bodies of Counselor Deanna Troi, Chief Miles O'Brien, and Data and took a group of hostages in Ten Forward. (TNG: "Power Play")

In 2369 a group of Klaestrons tried to abduct Jadzia Dax from Deep Space 9 which Odo described as a hostage situation to his security guards. (DS9: "Dax")

In 2371, Lieutenant Tuvok held the bridge crew hostage when he was possessed by the Komar. (VOY: "Cathexis")

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